This course presents the fundamental principles and objectives of applied chemistry; physical, analytical and organic chemistry. Topics covered include; Gases, liquid and solid; acid and bases; chemical equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, Analytical Chemistry, organic chemistry, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, Alkyl Halides, Alcohols, Carbonyl Compounds, Carboxylic acids and Amines. The practicals are based on; Elemental analysis, solubility tests, standardization of solutions, calculations involving concentrations and molar masses, and functional group analysis. Complete analysis involves the determination of: physical characteristics and physical constants in reference to literature.
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
The main aim of this course is to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of physical, analytical and organic chemistry.
National Certificate in Apilied Chemistry
Admission requirements: A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the Uganda National Certificate in Applied Chemistry on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:
A candidate should have obtained a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 3 credit passes
At least a credit in Uganda Junior Technical Certificate from a recognized institution in any of the fields or any other field as approved by the Selection Committee constituted by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
Duration: 2 years.
Semester one: Year 1
Semester Two: Year 1.
Semester three: Year 2
Semester Four: Year 2